Tuesday, June 19



    Bring two #2 pencils and any books you still need to return.

    Testing Rooms

    period 1 - 108

    period 2 - 112

    period 3 - 116

    period 5 -216

    period 8  - 223



    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    Letter of Appreciation due tomorrow.


    Friday, Final Draft "This I Believe" essay

    due Monday, June 4

    Two copies

    Be sure to attach the rubric to one of the copies.

    Presentations begin on Monday.


    Tuesday, May 29, 2018


    First draft of This I Believe essay due on Friday, 6/1.

    What value did you learn from that important moment?
    page 11 in your packet.

    I. Brief description of the event.
    a. What lesson and/or value did I learn??b. How did it make me feel about it then?
    c. How have I used this lesson since, when I make decisions?
    d. How do I feel about it now?

    Provide 3-4 examples


    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    ROTHMC projects due tomorrow.

    Complete page 3 This I Believe activity



    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    Read chapters 9 and 10 in ROTHMC.

    Answer chapter questions.

    Due Friday, 5/18


    Read chapters 11 and 12 in ROTHMC.

    Answer chapter questions due Monday, 5/21


    Exam on Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry on Wednesday, 5/23.

    Bring in your novels for collection on that day.

    ROTHMC Project - due Friday, 5/25

    10 points deducted from you project grade every day that the project is submitted late.


    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    Read chapters 5 and 6 in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

    Answer chapter questions due Thursday, 5/10


    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry projects due Friday, May 25.



    Monday, April 30, 2018

    Read chapters 1 and 2 in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

    Answer questions for chapters 1 and 2.

    Due Friday, 5/4.



    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    Exam on The Outsiders tomorrow.

    Bring in two #2 pencils.

    Bring in your novel for collection.


    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Complete MC packet due tomorrow.

    Reminder:  Read chapters 7-9 in The Outsiders - answer questions -due tomorrow

    Thank you letters to Marion Lazan due Monday, 3/19.



    Monday, March 12

    Read chapters 7-9 in The Outisders.

    Answer questions due Thursday.

    Complete Character Sheet for tomorrow.

    Author Marion Lazan will be speaking to our 8th graders during peropd 7 and 8 tomorrow.




    Wednesday, 2/14/18

    First draft of introductory paragraph due tomorrow.

    First draft of entire argument essay due on Tuesday, February 27.




    Tuesday, 2/13/ 18
    Continue to gather research.
    Claims/Counter Claims chart due tomorrow
    First draft of your introductory paragraph due Thursday.



    Wednesday, 2/7/18

    Read Article 3 for the argument unit and write a reader's response.



     Friday, 1/26/17

    Read the article, “South Sudan: Child Soldiers Thrust into Battle”
    Use active reading strategies as you read this article.
    Write a one page flash draft for this article.

    Thursday, 1/25/18

    Using your notes from today’s video, write a flash draft in your RWNB.

    Use the link below to rewatch the video from class.



    Wednesday, 1/17/18

    Get test signed.

    Complete Figures of Speech Activity.



    Complete Theme Activity Sheet

    Test on The Pearl on Friday 1/12.

    Bring in two #2 pencils and the novel for collection.


    Quiz tomorrow on chapters 1-3 in The Pearl.

    Read chapters 4-6 and answer chapter questions due 1/9.

    Test on The Pearl, Friday, 1/12



    Read chapters 1-3 in The Pearl.  Answer chapter questions- due Wednesday, 1/3/18.


    Compare/ Contrast Essay Assessment

    Holocaust Unit submit to google classroom by 12/13.

    Bring in memoirs for collection.



    Memoir 2 Book Talk 8  Monday

    Reader's Responses 7 and 8 will be checke don Monday.

    Memoir 2 must be completed for Monday.

    Compare/Contrast Assessment Wednesday 12/20


    Memoir 1 must be completed for tomorrow's class.

    Reader's Response #4 due tomorrow.

    Books will be collected tomorrow.

    You will be receiving Memoir 2 tomorrow.



    Due tomorrow -  How does the information in this video connect to what you are reading in your memoirs?

    Memoir 1

    Book Talk 1 – Tuesday 11/28

    Book Talk 2 – Thursday, 11/30 

    Book Talk 3 – Tuesday, 12/5

    Book Talk 4 – Thursday, 12/7


    Memoir 2

    Book Talk 4 – Monday, 12/11

    Book Talk 5 – Wednesday, 12/13

    Book Talk 6 – Friday, 12/15

    Book Talk 7- Monday, 12/18

    Reader's Responses due for each book talk.


    Assessment in class on 12/20.


    ELA 8 HW

    First draft of your  news article due Friday, 11/17.

    Be sure to include:


    By line

    Date line

    Place line








    ELA 8 HW

    Read the article ,"Displaced By Hurricane, Puerto Rican Kids Start New Path in Florida"
    As you read this article, evaluate if it has all the necessary parts of a good lead.

    Continue to read the article and write long about it.
    Bring back the article to class tomorrow and what you have written about it.
    You may use this article as one reader's response for this week.


    Reader's Response 7, 8, 9 due on Friday, 11/17.





    ELA 8 HW

    Three reading responses due Friday, 11/10. However, since we will be off Friday because of Veteran's Day, they will be checked on Monday, 11/13.

    Choose one of your issues.

    Write long--
    Describe the issue
    Why is it important?
    Who would care about this issue?
    Who could you talk with to gain more information about this issue? DUE Wednesday


    10/10/17 ELA HW
    Compleet character/confict activity started in class today. Due tomorrow.


    10/6/17 ELA 8 HW

    Conflicts and Challenges Book Talk

    Book Talk 1 - TUesday, 10/10

    Book Talk 2- Thursday,  10/12

    Book Talk 3 - Monday, 10/16

    Book Talk 4- Wednesday, 10/18

    Book Talk 5- Friday, 10/20

    Book Talk 6 - Monday, 10/23


    Reader's Responses due for  all book talk dates.

    Literary Assessment Wednesday, 10/25





    10/5/17 HW

    IN your RWNB, discuss the conflicts and challenges that individuals your age experience.





    Short Story Unit Exam

    Wednesday, October 4.

    "The Path through the Cemetery"

    "Raymond's Run"

    "The Landlady"

    "The Tell Tale Heart"

    "The Monkey's Paw"

    Be sure to bring a #2 pencil on that day.